January 8th, 2011
For many years people have been put off going to the dentist by the thought of having to undergo a procedure involving the dreaded dentists’ drill. Patients often experienced discomfort and unpleasant sensations as a result of the drill vibrations. Increasingly however, dental practices are putting an end to all this by using the incredible painless methods offered by Waterlase practices
Waterlase harnesses the power of targeted jets of water to achieve many of the results that used to require a drill. Waterlase can be used for cavity protection, caries removal and a number of gum procedures.
The benefits to patients – especially those who are anxious about drills – are immense. There are no more unpleasant vibrations caused by the drill. What’s more drills had a tendency to overheat during procedures which could cause discomfort in the mouth. Waterlase uses jets of cold water, which provides patients with a much more comfortable experience.
Waterlase uses laser technology working in combination with water. The laser that is emitted energizes the water and allows it to cut teeth. This makes it far more efficient than many traditional methods as lasers can be more effectively targeted than many drills.
Speak to your Weybridge dentist today if you have a problem with caries or require a procedure that normally would require a drill to be used. If your dentist is registered with Waterlase then you might be able to experience the incredible painless dentistry that this revolutionary technique makes possible. Worrying about the drill is truly becoming a thing of the past.
January 6th, 2011
Already very popular in the United States of America, Six Months Smile can correct crooked teeth quickly and efficiently. Traditional braces which would normally be used sometimes require the patient to wear them for as long as three years. As the name suggests, Six Months Smile rectifies problems with crooked teeth, overcrowding, overbite and spacing in just six months, as incredible advance in dentistry.
Despite this amazing reduction in treatment time, Six Months Smile costs about half the amount of traditional braces. This is another bonus to add to the fact that treatment time is around a quarter of that of traditional braces.
Many people are put off the idea of wearing braces because of the unsightly metal brackets and wires which are attached to the teeth. Six Months Smile uses only nickel titanium wires which are not only incredible durable but can actually be matched to colour of your teeth. This makes them far more discreet and might well be favoured by youngsters who are experiencing enough social awkwardness as it is.
The Six Months Smile treatment works by seeing your dentist every month or so. At these appointments he or she will make adjustments so that your teeth are being moved into the desired positions. If you have a busy schedule, don’t worry as these meetings with your dentist will take only about a quarter of an hour.
Don’t be ashamed of your smile any more as crooked or over crowded teeth can be rectified in just six months using the effective, convenient and discreet method offered by Six Months Smile. Talk to your Kingston-Upon-Thames dentist today to see if Six Months Smile is suitable for you.
January 4th, 2011
Your smile is something that is worth showing off. But you can only do that if you are proud of it. Many people have things about their mouth which they would like to change. With cosmetic dentistry procedures you can change all the things about your mouth which don’t quite satisfy and have a perfect smile to show off at the end of it all.
The techniques involved in cosmetic dentistry are many and varied. If you have broken down, cracked or stained teeth, porcelain veneers can be attached to cover the problem teeth and boost the look of your smile. For those with stained teeth, whitening treatments are also available, in the form of both at-home kits and in-surgery procedures.
If you have teeth which are crooked or you suffer from a misaligned bite then cosmetic dentistry can rectify this with a variety of braces and aligners. Some of these are virtually invisible and even friction-free so that they are far more comfortable to wear.
Some of these procedures are now incredible fast thanks to advancements in technology. Digital x-rays largely eliminate the inconvenient waiting times which could be associated with traditional x-rays. What’s more, data from digital x-rays can be sent to online milling machines which can fabricate ready to be fitted porcelain crowns and veneers.
In spite of the use of cutting edge technology, many of these procedures are not as expensive as you might think, in fact many of them are comparable to treatments using traditional methods. Many dentists make them even easier to afford by offering interest free repayment plans and the chance to spread payments over a period of time that suits you.
Contact your Molesley dentist today if you are not happy with your smile and want to know more about how cosmetic dentistry procedures can benefit you.
January 2nd, 2011
Keeping your mouth healthy is vital in ensuring that you are able to eat, drink and talk with discomfort. Taking care of your teeth and gums begins at home by making sure your brush your teeth and floss at least twice a day. This is so that plaque is not allowed to build up and make your teeth decay. Alongside taking care of your mouth at home, you ought to be sure to visit your dentist every six months for a check up.
At your dental check up, your dentist will examine your mouth thoroughly to check that it is in good health. Sometimes problems with your mouth are obvious when you are brushing your teeth at home but there are some issues that only your dentist is likely to notice during a thorough examination.
As with medicine generally it is always better to deal with a problem before it progresses into something worse. Around three quarters of British adults currently suffer from gum disease in some form. If you allow your dentist to examine your mouth then he or she can spot the early signs of the condition so that it can be dealt with rather than developing into something worse like periodontitis, an inflammation of the jaw bone that might lead to tooth loss.
If you are anxious about visiting the dental surgery you ought to do your best to overcome this so that your mouth can be examined regularly by a specialist. Modern dentistry has changed a lot and dentists are now more concerned than ever about relaxing their patients, often using music and DVDs to do so.
Talk to your Kingston-Upon-Thames dentist today to find out more about what is involved in dental check ups and why they are so necessary for your long term oral health.
January 1st, 2011
Many people put off going through a dental procedure they know they need because of the time it might take. If you have a busy schedule, perhaps because of family and work pressures, then the thought of spending a whole morning or afternoon at the surgery might simply not be practical. For those who feel anxious about visiting the dentist then the thought of long procedures can have a similar effect. Thankfully, CEREC techniques are speeding up dentistry in a way that would have seemed impossible in the past.
CEREC techniques harness the very latest in cutting edge computer technology to make dental procedures more efficient. For example, porcelain crowns can be fitted faster than ever before. Your dentist will take a digital x-ray of your mouth and the data will be immediately saved to a computer. The data is then sent to an online milling machine which constructs the porcelain crown in little over five minutes, ready to be fitted.
In the past there would often be long waits as multiple x-rays had to be taken and then developed in labs, let alone the inconvenience of having mould taken and then made into impressions. CEREC techniques signal an end to all that. Despite the use of such cutting edge technologies, procedures which use CEREC do not tend to cost any more than traditional practices.
If you need some dental work done but have trouble fitting it into your busy life, or feel anxious about long visits to the surgery, talk to your Molesley dentist today. You might find that the work you need doing can be carried out far quicker than you ever imagined thanks to the revolutionary techniques offered by CEREC.